7 Lesser Known Facts About Himalayas

March 30, 2016

7 Lesser Known Facts About Himalayas


Whenever we hear Himalayas , it takes us to a virtual journey where we see snow all around and nothing but untainted nature and peace. To some of us it even reminds us of the mighty Mount Everest. But is that it?  Is that all we know about this 70 million years old Mountain ranges?

Here are some lesser known facts which surely will leave you spellbound and wanting to take your backpack and leave for the adventure.

We all know the most famous and tallest mountain peak in the world is called Mount Everest. But who named it as mount everest?

Mount Everest was named by Sir Andrew Waugh, a British Army Officer to give respect to his predecessor, Colonel Sir George Everest, Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843. In Nepal, people called the Himalayas by the name Sagarmatha that means the Goddess of the Universe. The Tibetans call it Chomolungma.

 

 

Two Sherpas, Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi, hold the joint record for most Everest ascents.The pair have each managed to reach the summit an impressive 21 times. Phurba reached the top of the world three times in 2007 alone, and Apa has successfully summited the mountain almost every year between 1990 and 2011.

Source- Internet

 

 

 

 A continental collision between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates resulted into the development of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Various geological tests conducted by scientists have confirmed that this great mountain range still moves approximately 20mm every year.  Because of this restless or continuous movement of the plates, the whole Himalayan region is prone to various natural disasters like earthquakes, tremors and landslides.

Source- Internet

The Himalayan mountain ranges is believed to be stretching across six different countries namely Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

 

 

Himalayas stretches over 75% of Nepal. Of the fifteen highest mountain peaks in the World, nine of them are contained within the Nepal Himalayas. 

 

 

 

 Himalayas are the tallest mountain ranges across the world and they have more than 30 peaks which are over 24000 feets. Apart from the Mount Everest, there are several other popular peaks for climbing in the Himalayas that can be climbed like the K2, Kanchenjunga, Lahotse and Dhaulagiri.

 

 

 

 The Himalayas serve as a natural habitat to some exotic species of animals like the snow leopard, wild goat, Tibetan sheep, musk deer and mountain goats. To watch the majestic snow leopards, you have to climb the higher altitudes of the mountain.The yak a long-haired bovid found throughout the Himalaya region of southern Central Asia, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia

Himalayas is not just some mountains, they inspire many of us to keep growing and always be best in what we do. They push us to be brave and challenge us to do something big with our lives.

 

We at Happee, are super inspired by these beautiful mountain ranges and we are soon coming up something new and fresh related to Himalayas.

 

 

 

 



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